Fraudsters scam St. Albert resident of more than $20,000

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Feb. 18, 2021 – A St. Albertan is out more than $20,000 after being tricked by a scam and the RCMP is warning residents about it. The St. Albert, Ont., resident received a voicemail stating they were overcharged for I.T. services and were entitled to a $210 refund. The individual returned the call at the number left on the voice message, and at that time the fraudster took over their computer to assist with online banking.  The fraudster stated they would transfer money from a chase account. The St. Albert citizen typed in $210 as instructed, but the computer refreshed and $21,000 was transferred into their savings account. Cochrane Today reports. | READ MORE